What Does It Mean to Be Featured?

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  1. xpressrite profile image60
    xpressriteposted 11 years ago

    So hubbers help?   I had four hubs that went from the pending state to  having the featured status.   Originally they were all  viewed on the page where you can hop hubs.
    Now I dont no where they are?   What does that mean?    They all appear on  my profile page however.   I have read the learning center, but I'm missing something I think.  What is the difference between featured and published???  Or if they are featured HOW DO I SEE THEM OR PULL THEM UP.  I've checked the featured page but cant find them.  Is it that I keep going to the 1st page on Featured Hubs and I should be going to the End??? Thanks before hand for any help!!!

    1. xpressrite profile image60
      xpressriteposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Paradigmsearch, (lover of life)

      Yay!!!  I do exist.....    I have not got a lot of replies from anyone.  I am new to this as I'm sure you can tell.  But Im starting to feel like an enigma or that I am not connecting. Probably the way I am going about it alll.......    Thanks  But I see tons of hubs on the featured page.  Why are my articles only on my profile page.  Is there a difference?   Sorry---I'm really trying to figure this out.  i JUST LOVE TO WRITE.  That is the easy part.... But then what???????  Tech challenged.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image59
        paradigmsearchposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Actually.... What is the featured page? Please post link.  If I'm not there, then it's time to poke HP with a stick. lol

    2. Marisa Wright profile image87
      Marisa Wrightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I assume you mean the home page when you say "the featured page".   The Hubs there are hand-picked and there's only a few of them.  That's not what Featured means.

      Featured and not featured is a bit like public and private.  If a Hub is Featured, people can find it on Google. If a Hub is not featured, then it's only visible to members of HubPages, and anyone you give the link to.  It makes no difference to where your Hubs appear on HubPages.

      People don't find your Hub by browsing randomly around HubPages.  They find them because they use the search box to look for Hubs on a particular topic, or because they see your Hub in the "related Hubs" section of another Hub, or in their feed, or because they see your name in a comment and click on it to see what you write. 

      The way to get your Hubs noticed within HubPages is to get to know other Hubbers.  Join in the forums, go and leave meaningful comments on other Hubs, search for Hubs on your favourite topics and follow writers you admire.

      You can find and open your Hubs on your "my account" page.

      1. Sheri Faye profile image81
        Sheri Fayeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Very helpful...I am a newbie and was wondering the same thing.  Thanks!

    3. sosown profile image51
      sosownposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi I am new to the hubpages and have the exact same question.  Did you find the answer, if so can you share it with me-whats the difference between unpublished and featured.  Should I take it off if it was marked unpublished?  Also, what's the number mean that appears in everyone's pictured profile?  Thanks

      1. Marisa Wright profile image87
        Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        First up, why not read the replies to the original poster?   They answer your question.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image59
    paradigmsearchposted 11 years ago

    I also love life. big_smile

    The biggie with "featured" is that your hubs are thrown at the search engines for indexing. That is a good thing.

  3. 2uesday profile image66
    2uesdayposted 11 years ago

    Hello, not sure how much you have discovered here, so forgive me if I state the obvious.

    The my account  - your stats. page (under your name the drop down has that and your profile link) has lots of info on your hubs and it is where you can see your earnings and other information. At the foot of the page are explanations of the icons you might see there.

    I do think if I was new here I would be feeling a bit confused about where everything was and how it all worked, the site  has got more complex since the days when I signed up. Even the Learning Center is like a library now to cover all the information. You will find it all falls into place in time.

    Featured is good for your hubs, you need the H beside the hubs for them to be able to be discovered by the search engines when they do their thing. That is also a recent change here too.

    To edit a hub go to the hub and use the icons on the top of the page. You will find additional stats. there that are for that page and they are useful. Eventually you will be able to see some of the search terms that are being used to find your page.

    Eventually it is worth setting up Google Analytics to track what is happening on your pages.
    Good luck with your writing.

    1. xpressrite profile image60
      xpressriteposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      What if is says.....no hubs found.  I set the filter for a topic, publishes, and text??????   You are great to help me by the way..

    2. xpressrite profile image60
      xpressriteposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      2uesday....You are awesome.  Not to mention patient.  So I have one up.  It say   71    but only 26 views in 3 day.  I have two others similar.   Where are they at?  How come I can only find on profile page.
      And 70 seems good.....but not if I need it to be    200 or something???

  4. xpressrite profile image60
    xpressriteposted 11 years ago


  5. paradigmsearch profile image59
    paradigmsearchposted 11 years ago

    Paradigmsearch is non-plussed... That is not unusual...

    1. xpressrite profile image60
      xpressriteposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Oh WoW  I looked at your profile page..,
      Im impressed.  And definitely  NOT non-plussed.  Maybe one day
      after I stop asking dumb questions on here smile    Thanks so much

      1. paradigmsearch profile image59
        paradigmsearchposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I am willing to dialogue.

  6. 2uesday profile image66
    2uesdayposted 11 years ago

    Hi again, do not worry too much about the numbers - Hubscore and Hubber profile score if you need an explanation it is here in the Learning Center  http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/hubs … bber-score
    I have never understood exactly how they are calculated.

  7. Simone Smith profile image88
    Simone Smithposted 11 years ago

    Don't forget that we have helpful guides on these subjects on our site already! big_smile

    Allow me to point you to:

    http://hubpages.com/faq/#Featured (and the FAQs below it)

  8. WriteAngled profile image75
    WriteAngledposted 11 years ago


    Featured = your hub is found if someone searches on the right terms in the on-site search and is also found in searches on Google and other search engines. It is therefore in the normal status one expects when publishing a piece online.

    Non-featured: in HP double speak "normal" status, in old HP speak "idled" status, means your hub is effectively censored from the world. It does not appear in HP search results nor in search engine results. The only people who will ever see it will be those who click on a direct link to the hub, which you have placed somewhere. In other words, your article has been slapped out of existence and has no earning potential whatsoever.

  9. shampa sadhya profile image75
    shampa sadhyaposted 11 years ago

    Suppose once a hub becomes idle and after some changes if it gets the featured status then in that case does Google reindexes it immediately or after a long time?
    I am asking this question because have noticed that the hubs which loose the featured status still remain indexed in Google but the moment the idled hub is edited and becomes refeatured takes a very long time to be reindexed by Google. Any suggestion to make the reindexing a bit faster?

  10. LCDWriter profile image90
    LCDWriterposted 11 years ago

    From what I understand it can take awhile.  It depends on when the bots come back by.  You can check this by choosing stats/search.  That shows the last time google and bing came by the hub.

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